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Anders Hallberg made honorary doctor at Åbo Akademi University

12 March 2018

Anders Hallberg, Professor Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry and former Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University.

Anders Hallberg.

The citation for the honorary doctorate reads as follows:

“Hallberg has been a ground-breaker in encouraging and inspiring the scientific community to pursue innovations and commercialise the results of research. He is still actively involved in research and developing, for example, pharmaceuticals to treat infectious diseases. In addition to his many positions of trust, including the Swedish Natural Science Research Council and the Swedish Research Council, he served as a Board Member at Åbo Akademi University from autumn 2009 to the end of 2017. Hallberg is conferred the title of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of his ground-breaking work to advance the commercialisation of scientific outcomes and of his active engagement for the benefit of Åbo Akademi University.”

The Conferment Ceremony will be held in Turku Concert Hall, Friday 25 May 2018. In the ceremony, 94 doctors, 4 jubilee doctors and 14 honorary doctors will receive their doctorates.